PSU Men’s Indoor Track & Field sets records at David Hemery Valentine Invitational

PSU Men’s Indoor Track & Field sets records at David Hemery Valentine Invitational

Brunnette, Bartlett post nationally-ranked times in 3000m, mile run

             PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Seniors Sam Brunnette (Newport Center, Vt.) and Warren Bartlett (Loudon, N.H.) each topped their own school records to lead the Plymouth State University men's indoor track and field team at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at the Boston University Track & Tennis Center on Saturday.

             The non-scoring meet attracted collegiate and amateur athletes from throughout North America.          

            Brunnette set a new school record in the 3,000-meter run to post the second fastest time in the country, while Bartlett set a new standard in the mile run with the country's 12th fastest time to date.


             The Basics:

             David Hemery Valentine Invitational – No Team Scoring


             How it Happened:

             * Brunnette finished in 8:16.84, nearly 3.5 seconds faster than his previous record time. He currently owns the second fastest time in the nation.

             * Bartlett shaved 1.8 seconds off his previous record, finishing the mile in 4:11.07. His time was the third fastest among NCAA Division III athletes at the meet and currently ranks 12th in the country.

             * Freshman Ben Platt (Manchester, N.H.) posted a season-best time of 2:04.22 in the 800-meter run, topping his previous mark by nearly six seconds.

             * Senior Evan Dolecki (New Hartford, Conn.) narrowly missed out on a season-best distance in the triple jump, finishing with a leap of 12.87 meters. He added a leap of 6.29 meters in the long jump.

             * Junior Leo Shattuck (Grafton, Mass.) was also strong in the long jump with a jump of 6.24 meters.

             * Senior Isaiah Bolden (Dover, N.H.) crossed the line in the 60-meter dash in 7.52 seconds, while junior Noah Byington (Hanscom AFB, Mass.) ran a 2:39.39 in the 1,000-meter run.

             * Freshman Marcus Roper (Cornish, N.H.) reached a distance of 13.22 meters in the shot put.

             * Sophomore Terrell Lewis (Nashua, N.H.) posted a time of 8.71 in the 60-meter hurdles.


             Straight from the Coach's Mouth:

              "It's a pleasure to watch Sam [Brunnette] and Warren [Bartlett] continue to exceed my expectations," said head coach John Ostler. "This was the biggest stage they've been on in their careers to date and all they did was produce their best day. All of our guys are hitting their strides going into conference next week. We should put on quite a show for the home crowd."


             Up Next:

             * Plymouth State welcomes teams from the Little East Conference and Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference to George E. Davis '63 Track and the Bank of New Hampshire Field House next Saturday (Feb. 16) for the LEC/New England Alliance Championship.



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